Sep 6, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america. and to the republic, for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. ( cheers and applause ) >> gabby! gabby! >> pelley: after all, these conventions are in part a celebration of the american spirit. bob schieffer, the stakes really couldn't be higher for the democrats. there are 62 days until election day. they don't have many more opportunities like this one. >> reporter: well, you know, there's a very small number of americans, according to the polls, who simply have not made up their minds. that's who the president will be aiming this address at tonight. this thing is dead even. very few people in the key battleground states are going to be the ones who decide how this election comes out. that's what this is all about. all of this has been planned for this night, for the president to lay out for the american people where he wants to take the country. over the next four years. >> pelley: norah o'donnell, the cohost of "cbs this morning" is down on the convention floor.
Sep 4, 2012 7:00pm PDT
other would be on his way, the good people of san antonio willing, to the united states congress! (cheers and applause) my family story isn't special. what's special is the america that makes our story possible. ours is a nation like no other, a place where great journeys can be made in a single generation no matter who you are or where you come from, the path is always forward. (cheers and applause) america didn't become the land of opportunity by accident. my grandmother's generation and generations before always saw beyond the horizons of their own lives and their own circumstances. they believed that opportunity created today would lead to prosperity tomorrow. that's the country they envisioned and that's the country they helped build. the roads and bridges they built, the schools and universities they created, the rights they fought for and won. these opened the doors to a decent job, a secure retirement, the chance for your children to do better than you did. and that's the middle class, the engine of our economic growth. with hard work, everybody ought to be able to get th
Sep 5, 2012 7:00pm PDT
he is president, he became president of the united states. what are your ambitions? >> well, you know, it is very flattering but i don't put myself in the same league with president obama. >> he is quite a unique talent. i am going to be mayor of san antonio as long as the voters will have me. my tenure would end in 2017 so i will be there and run for reelection and be there, if i do a great job then i will look around and see what is possible, of course the challenge is that we are in texas, texas is very red state, we have 29 statewide offices and it is 29 to zero in terms of republicans and democrats, so we will see. we will see. >> joaquin, part of what we learned in your brother's speech last night was that your grand jury immigrated from mexico. >> right. >> never got past the fourth grade, both of you went to stanford and have law degrees from harvard. how did that happen? you know, our grandmother and everybody in our family worked very hard, so that we could have the very best opportunity possible and, you know, as julian told the story, was a cook for her entire adult life,